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How to donate to the homeless in Salt Lake City

How to donate to the homeless in Salt Lake City

(KSL TV, File)

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SALT LAKE CITY — If you would like to help people experiencing homelessness in the Salt Lake area through in-kind donations, items can be taken to several locations, including:


The Road Home
210 S. Rio Grande St. (455 West), Salt Lake City
Monday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.


529 W. 7300 South (9th Avenue), Midvale
Monday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Urgent Needs

  • Underwear for men, women, children (new)
  • Socks for men, women, children (new)
  • Pillows (new)
  • Towels
  • Coats and jackets (all sizes)
  • Jeans and warm clothing (all sizes)
  • Boots and shoes (all sizes)
  • Blankets (twin, full, and queen)
  • Diapers (sizes 5-6, and Pull-Ups)
  • Baby bottles and formula
  • Summer clothes (all sizes)
  • Sunscreen, lip balm (ChapStick), water bottles
  • Full list of general needs and restricted items

Items must be new or gently used, clean and in good condition. More information is available at The Road Home website.

That organization is scheduled to close its downtown Salt Lake City shelter by September. However, its family shelter in Midvale will remain open, and The Road Home will begin operating a new 300-bed men's resource center in South Salt Lake.

Additionally, two more new resource centers will open this summer: Catholic Community Services of Utah will run the men's and women's resource center, and Volunteers of America, Utah will operate the women's resource center, both in Salt Lake City, according to the nonprofit directing the operations of all three new facilities.

Those organizations also accept donations for all of their programs.

Volunteers of America, Utah
888 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City
Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Urgent Needs

Catholic Community Services
Refugee Resettlement:
440 S. 400 West, #D&E, Salt Lake City
Monday - Wednesday 12 p.m. -5 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. -5 p.m.

Homeless Services:
437 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Are these the only agencies collecting donations for the homeless in Salt Lake?
    No, this is not an exhaustive list. Other agencies include Rescue Mission, Family Promise Salt Lake, South Valley Services, Center for Women and Families, and others.*
  • Do donated items have to be new?
    Not necessarily, unless otherwise indicated. Some agencies will accept gently used goods, but they must be clean and in good condition. Check the agencies' websites for details.

  • Are there any items I should not donate?
    Yes. Certain items may be restricted. Check each agency's website for more information.

  • Can I donate time or money instead?
    Yes. Monetary donations are accepted at the agencies' websites. You'll also find information about volunteer opportunities.

  • I thought The Road Home was closing?
    The Road Home's downtown shelter is scheduled to completely close in September. However, three new shelters are set to open. Those new facilities will be operated by The Road Home, Catholic Community Services and Volunteers of America Utah.

  • How do I donate items for the three new shelters opening in the Salt Lake area this summer/fall?
    Officials at Shelter the Homeless, which directs the new facilities, suggest donating to The Road Home, Catholic Community Services, and Volunteers of America Utah. All of those agencies accept donations on an on-going basis.
*KSL advises if you are considering a deposit or donation you should consult your own advisors and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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